Entrance fees for Tarangire National Park
Entrance fees for Tarangire national park refer to the payments which tourists are required to make in order to be allowed to enter the national park to engage in various wildlife viewing activities and to see the different attractions at the destination.
These entrance fees are valid for 24 hours during which tourists can explore the national park which is located in the northern part of Tanzania. Tarangire national park is part of the northern tourist circuit which also consists of Serengeti national park, Lake Manyara national park and Ngorongoro conservation area.
Credit cards or MasterCard payments are among the forms of payment which tourists can use to pay entrance fees for Tarangire national park. The Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) is in charge of managing the national park and also promoting conservation as well as formulating these fees for the national park.
Other fees which are paid by tourists visiting Tarangire national park include concession fees which are paid by tourists spending a night in any of the accommodation facilities in the national park.
The currency which is used during payment for entrance fees in Tarangire national park includes the US dollar and Tanzania shillings (TSH). East Africans make payment for park entry in Tanzania shillings while nonresidents pay entrance fees of 53 USD.
When tourists pay the entrance fees for Tarangire national park, the fee is valid for a single entry into the national park and cannot be therefore valid if the tourist exits the park gates and returns for other activities.
Park entrance fees vary from one destination to another and also are also different according to nonresidents, residents and East Africans who wish to explore the national park. Children visiting Tarangire national park are also charged different entrance fees from adults visiting the national park.
After payment has been made by the tourists visiting the national park, the fee is nonrefundable. A form of identification is also required at the different entry gates of Tarangire national park before the gates are opened and the tourists are allowed to drive into the national park.
An important aspect to note is that before entering the national park, tourists are briefed about the rules and regulations which apply during the different tourist activities in Tarangire national park and they include the following;
Avoid going off authorized routes and tracks. This rule helps to prevent tourists from wandering off into the wilderness and getting lost during their wildlife viewing experiences in Tarangire national park.
Avoid littering in the park. This helps to promote conservation of the environment in Tarangire national park and also reduces risks associated with littering the national park.
All visitors must be accompanied by a licensed guide. The guides know the routes in the national park and are also well informed about the wildlife species and other attractions in Tarangire national park.
Camp fires must be extinguished after use and should not be allowed to spread or cause damage to the vegetation. This helps to reduce risks such as wild fires spreading in the national park.
Avoid making noise when in close proximity to the wildlife species in the national park. Making noise scares away the wildlife species and may also cause unnecessary movements of the wildlife species which interferes with their normal behavior.
Avoid feeding the wildlife species in the national park. Feeding the wildlife species in Tarangire national park interferes with their normal way of life as well as their feeding habits making it difficult for the wildlife species to survive in the wild on their own.
Activities which tourists engage in after paying entrance fees for Tarangire national park include the following;
Game drives are among the wildlife viewing activities which tourists visiting Tarangire national park engage in. These game drives take place during the morning, afternoon, evening or night. There are also full day game drives for tourists visiting this national park.
During morning game drives in Tarangire national park, tourists enjoy searching for various wildlife species which can be seen in big numbers due to the fact that they are very active at this time of day and can easily be spotted in the savannah plains.
Night game drives involve driving in the company of a ranger guide in search of nocturnal wildlife species in Tarangire national park such as caracals, civets, hyenas, lions, leopards among others which are active in the night.
Full day game drives are another option which tourists can choose from during their wildlife viewing adventures in Tarangire national park and they involve exploring the wilderness of the national park for the whole day in search of different wildlife species.
This activity is best done during the dry season when wildlife species such as elephants, giraffes, wildebeests, zebras, antelopes, elands, lions, leopards, waterbucks among others can easily be seen especially around the water points in the national park such as the Tarangire river. This season occurs during the months of June to October when wildlife species gather at the river to drink water.
Nature walks involve tourists visiting Tarangire national park moving on foot in the savannah plains as they get a close experience with their natural surroundings following different routes as they enjoy the scenery around them.
The activity also takes place in the company of a ranger guide who directs the nature walks and also ensures safety of the tourists as they move around the national park during this unique wildlife viewing activity.
Tourists visiting Tarangire national park can also engage in bird watching experiences which take place in different locations around the national park such as in the swampy floodplains, in the hills as well as in the woodland area.
Different bird species can be seen by tourists in Tarangire national park especially during the wet season in November to March and these include both migrant and local bird species such as yellow collared birds, starlings, rufous tailed weaver, ostriches, hammerkops, kori bustard, bee-eaters, and many others.
In conclusion, park entrance fees are among the requirements that tourists are expected to have cleared before being allowed to enter into the national park.
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